Women's Soccer: Mount Union Struggles at Capital

Natalie Parsons (Photo by: Hugh O'Donnell)
Natalie Parsons (Photo by: Hugh O'Donnell)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's soccer team went into Columbus and lost to the Capital Crusaders by a score of 2-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup this afternoon.

The loss for the Purple Raiders dropped their record to 8-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the OAC while Capital evened out their total record at 6-6-1 and advanced their conference record to 4-1.

The first half showed Crusader dominace on offense as they outshot the Purple Raiders 17-3. After 32 minutes of scoreless soccer, Capital got on the board with a goal from Amanda Kachaylo in the 33rd minute. When it looked like the score would be 1-0 heading into halftime, the Crusaders added another goal midway through the 45th minute by Amy Burt to make the score 2-0. 

Mount Union's offense still could not get on the board in the second half as they only accounted for six shots in the half where they could not find the back of the net. This game accounted for Capital's fourth shutout of the year and Mount Union's second time being shutout.

Senior Paige Freel (Niles/Niles McKinley) played all 90 minutes in goal and had six saves on the afternoon. 

The Raiders will be back on the pitch Wednesday, October 18th at Muskingum at 4:30 p.m.